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I need an ldb viewer for access 2007.  A viewer (shows users accessing the database) was provided with Jetutils for Access 2003.

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The Jetutils download from Microsoft provided an executable that allowed me to see user using a particular data base.  It does not work with accdb Access data bases (Office 2007).  Is there a replacement?
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I use this daily - all day. It's free and 100 times better that the MS LDB viewer:

http://www.technipixel.com/accessldb.htm

Not sure if it will work with A2007 ... but it might.

mx
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Ok ... it looks like it DOES work with A2007 ... but read the 'Known Issues' on the page of the link I supplied.

mx
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 125 total points
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FWIW, just so you understand what that utility is doing:

A.  You can read the .LDB file directly, but that will only give you the username and computer name and will not indicate who is in the DB.  In order to do that, you need to look at the current user locks.  It will also not show you the corrupt flag, which is stored in the database header page.  so...

B.  You can use the functions in the MSLDBUSR.DLL

  or

C.  You can use the ADO User Roster Schema.

  or

D.  You can poll the OS for lock info (no one has ever bothered to do this yet though).

  I mention this in case you want to build the functions your looking for into an existing app.

JimD.
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Or ... you can use Frank's ldb viewer ... which is free and does all of that ... and a lot more :-)

mx
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My specific goal was to find a viewer for laccdb files as opposed to ldb files.  (Access 2007 vs. 2003).  While the reference to the Technipixel viewer provided information on Access 2007 in the "known issues" and I installed it - it didn't provide the ability to actually open an laccdb file - just an ldb.  So I went the route of the ADO User Roster Schema which absolutely works - however, it appears I'll need to add it to every data base individually in order to use it - which is ok, but not ideal.  I'll continue to work on it over the weekend.  For now, I'm happy to put it into a couple I need to poll regularly.  Thank you!
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<<Or ... you can use Frank's ldb viewer ... which is free and does all of that ... and a lot more :-)>>

  I'm not sure about the "lot more", but the point was if he wanted to build it into his existing apps, then there is nothing in that app that he could not do himself.

  The LDB viewer program is a standalone.  If he can live with that, then he'd be crazy to do it all over again, but some do like to learn through doing and might do one anyway.

FWIW
JimD.
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I'm a little confused here:

Question:

"I need an ldb viewer for access 2007."

Answer (and free):
http://www.technipixel.com/accessldb.htm

And it does work with A2007.

??

mx

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by:cindyrowe
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Maybe it's me that's confused or missing something simple.  When I try to add an accdb data base, I don't get choices in the File Type for anything but mdb, mde and can't browse to the accdb I want to see.  Am I missing something?
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Do you mean missing something in Frank's ldb viewer ?

mx
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Yes
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Email Frank and point that out. I don't have A2007.  I've been using it daily with A2002 - to monitor 16 mdb's on a server. I added the Device ID's of approx 100 users and their names - so, it displays the Device ID AND the user name.  It's really very cool.

I'm going to email him and request a few mods, which I am will in to pay for.

mx
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by:cindyrowe
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I agree - it's really cool - I tried it on an mdb.  It would be nice if it could see the accdbs.  I'll email him.  Thanks again!
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